Dr. Nagendra Rai
FELLOW, ELECTED 2021
Born in Village Bibipur, via Kandhrapur, block Tahabarpur, District Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh on First March, 1964. Educated at Tahabarpur Inter College, Azamgarh,1978-1980 & SBS Inter College, Azamgarh,1980-1982; Narendra Dev University of Agriculture and Technology, Narendra Nagar Kumarganj, Ayoudhaya in 1983-1986; Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Uttrakhand in 1987-1989, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi in 1990-1992; B. Sc.(Ag.)1986; M. Sc.Ag. (Horticulture) 1989; Ph. D. (Horticulture), 1992.
Principal Scientist (Vegetable Science), Crop Improvement Division, ICAR- Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi.
Assistant Professor,1993- 2000,Senior Scientist, 2000-2007 and Principal Scientist,2007- to date, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, Chhattisgarh; ICAR- ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Maghalaya; ICAR- Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi.
Awards/Honours: Dr. Kirti Singh Life Time Achievement Award, 2017; Dr. Harbhajan Singh Memorial Award,2015 & 2016; Research Paper Reviewer Award, 2016;,HTH Gold Medal, 2013;Year of the Scientist Award, 2010; Distinguished Scientist Award, 2009; Young Scientist Associate Award, 2008; Crop Research Award,2004; Appreciation Letter- ICAR, New Delhi,2004;, BHU Scholarship, 1990; ICAR Junior Research Fellowship, 1987; Gold Medal in Vegetable Science, 1986; ICAR Fellowship, 1983; National Scholarship, 1981; and National Talent Scholarship, 1979.
Fellow: Society for Horticultural Research & Development, International Society for Noni Sciences, Uttar Pradesh Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Indian Society of Vegetable Science
Research Areas: Genetic improvement of tomato and legume vegetables (Indian bean,French bean and cowpea) through traditional and molecular breeding approaches
Address: Principal Scientist, Division of Crop Improvement, Indian Insitute of Vegetable Research, P.B. No. 01, P.O. Jakhini (Shahanshahpur), Varanasi 221305, U.P.; B-33/14CB/204,Trupatikunj Appartment, Koshleshnagar, Sunderpur, BHU, Varanasi 221005, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (0542) 2635236/37/47; Res. 8887957452; Fax: (05443) 229007; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org]